LAW-30080 - Company Law
Coordinator: Sotirios Santatzoglou Tel: +44 1782 7 34216
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module examines the Companies Act 2006 from a critical and historical perspective.
It provides an introduction to UK business structures before moving on to consider `the limited liability companyż in greater detail. The module explores central features of the limited liability company with a specific focus on the doctrine of separate corporate personality and its relevance to issues of management, control and corporate governance.
The module will also consider and critique legal remedies available to shareholders in the form of the unfair prejudice petition; and the derivative action.
This module uses a combination of lectures/tutorials and formative/summative assessment to develop a range of transferable skills including: communication skills (both written and verbal); legal research skills; analytical skills and problem solving skills whilst giving students a level of commercial awareness that is essential when entering the job market.

To enable students to appreciate the basics of UK company law in light of the nature and import of companies in the domestic economy and wider society alike.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

comprehend the essential tenets of UK company law: 1
appreciate the nature and import of companies in the domestic economy and wider society alike: 1
apply the acquired knowledge to current socio-legal problems in the fields of political and economic policy making: 1
develop confident and fluent essay writing skills: 1
articulate a nuanced view of the role and responsibilities of companies and their directors: 1

Study hours

12 x 2 hour seminars = 24 hours
seminar preparation and reading = 72 hours
exam preparation = 54 hours
Total = 150 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
24-hour online open book exam
The word limit for the assessment is 3,000 words. Students must answer one unseen problem question (from a choice of two) in Part A and one unseen essay question (from a choice of two) in Part B. The questions carry equal weight. The paper will be released on the KLE at 10am on the morning of the exam. Students will have 24 hours to submit their answers. Although 24 hours has been allocated as the time frame within which answers must be submitted, we expect that most students will take no more than 2-3 hours to complete their answers. Answers must be completed and submitted in accordance with the Law School approved rubric for 24-hour online assessments.